How to Do a Frontside 180 Pop Shove It on a Skateboard
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How to Do a Frontside 180 Pop Shove It on a Skateboard

This is a step by step tutorial on how to do a frontside 180 pop shove it on a skateboard.

The frontside 180 pop shove it is when your board spins 180 degrees frontside on its short axis. This is a fundamental trick in skateboarding that is very important to learn. Here are six steps to learn this trick.

Step 1:  Place the front of your back foot in the rear corner pocket of your board with most of the heel side of your foot hanging off the side.

Step 2:  Place your front foot about three inches below the front bolts with your toes hanging off the edge.

Step 3:  Pop HARD and give a slight frontside shove with your back foot while at the same time giving a slight shove behind you with your front foot to assist the rotation. Once you get better at frontside pop shove it’s your back foot will be able to do all of the work (it looks a lot cleaner when you can do all of the work with your back foot).  

Step 4:  Get the spin down pat!

Step 5:  Once you can spin it consistently then you ready to continue. While performing step 3 you will need to jump up and back.

Step 6:  Learn how to get the timing right so that you can get the full rotation and land it. Read the solutions to some of the problems that you will encounter when learning frontside pop shove its below.

Trouble Spot 1:  One problem that you will encounter when learning this trick is not getting the full 180 rotation. There are several ways to solve this problem. One way is to use your front foot more to help in the rotation. Another way to get your board to rotate faster is to pop harder and maybe move it further back into the rear pocket. Another thing that you might need to do is to jump higher and suck your needs in more.

Trouble Spot 2:  One more problem that you might have is landing in front of your board with your board behind you. When this happens it just means that you need to jump back further.

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